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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Norfolk
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How would you suggest we deal with the prohibitively high cost of prescription drugs?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Describe a typical day in your practice." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What major problems do you see with the health care system? How would you fix them and how would you fund those fixes?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think the U.S. should annex Mexico? (a joke :) )" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When it gets to the point where even the generic version of a drug is $600-, what needs to change? Who should be responsible for regulating the market? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, U of W bioethics, Cato Institute publications, NY Times articles, etc. In short, I googled major topics and read the articles that looked the best." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"What EVMS really has going for it is a tremendously happy and non-competitive student body, a beautiful children's hospital, a great new Health Sciences Library, and an excellent standardized patient program that sets the national standard." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The classrooms themselves are old and run-down (without any windows), the technology is less than impressive (the campus is not wired), the vast majority of the classes are held in just one building (Lewis Hall), and the demographics of the area are not reflected in the make-up of the medical school class (ethinically and racially it doesn't seem that diverse). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Apparently the third interviewer in my panel interview had gotten a page in the interview before and I was only interviewed by two people (woohoo!). When the faculty member and medical student who were interviewing me discovered that I had done my reading on health care policy, they GRILLED me on ideas for reform, and the faculty member asked a lot of questions that seemed to be pushing his own opinion more than asking me mine. However, EVMS appears to be aware of its reputation for high-stress interviews, and though the questions were certainly not easy, the interviewers were pleasant and wonderful people. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

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